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Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Mosquito Boat PT-17 - (Patrol Torpedo Boat), 310

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Early 1940s kit from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company, which was founded in 1911. True scale kit measures just over 12 inches long when assembled. Features excellent, fully carved wooden hull with metal fittings, other factory-cut wood parts, two quality sheets of printwood, other wood stock as required (mainly dowels), sandpaper and plans. The plans are very highly detailed and well drawn and include top, side, back and front elevations, detailed construction sub-assembly drawings, hull templates, paint guide and text instructions also. Never started and complete. This kit represents a very early PT boat designed by Hubert Scott Paine with three 1350 HP engines and four torpedoes.

Mania Mitsubishi Type 99 Ki-53 Sonia - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Early Mania issue that is very finely molded. Features all recessed fine panel lines, very highly detailed cockpit and engine, external bomb load and decals for multiple aircraft. The model as never been started. The parts are all still in the factory sealed bags. With full instructions.

Airfix James Bond 007 Autogyro 'Little Nellie' / Wallis Military Type WA-116 / Little Neelie, 1/24, 04401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Reissue of the large-scale, classic kit that was a tie-in for the famous James Bond 007 movies. Includes many optional parts so you can build the movie version or the Army autogyro. Very nicely detailed kit for that time. It has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes full decals and instructions.

Frog Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane and Junkers Ju-87 Stuka, 1/72, F510

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split as shown. The box is still in 'near mint' condition. Rare. Unique issue dated 1969. Features both model kits with a picture frame display stand. You can cut out the box art from the box top, put it in the picture frame and the frame has special stands for each model! Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Blue, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufactures in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Airfix Avro Lancaster, 1/72, 1418

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Late 1950s issue with the second style Airfix box. Classic model with many action features including moving ailerons and elevators, rotating turrets with elevating guns, rotating wheels and props, optional position landing gear, 5 aircrew and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Renwal SSB(N)-608 Ethan Allen Polaris Launching Nuclear Submarine, 1/200, 652

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Fantastic Cold-War artwork on this early issue. From the early 1960s judging from the newer Renwal logo at the upper left. The Ethan Allen was the lead submarine of her class. These replacements for the George Washington class had 16 tubes as before, but could carry the Polaris A-1, A-2 and A-3. Classic large (24" long) SSBN kit actual fires a spring-loaded Polaris Missiles from the hull launch tube. Highly detailed and well molded for that time. Starboard hull halve hinges down to reveal full interior detail for each compartment. There is no assembly but NOTE: one bulkhead and the bunk sheets on one part have minor painting. There is no other painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box displays better in the photo than the 'Good+' grade; I have graded it such because there are fine scratches in the box top litho on and ahead of the sail.

Renwal SSB(N)-608 Ethan Allen Polaris Launching Nuclear Submarine, 1/200, 652-349

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Classic 1960s kit with fantastic box art in excellent condition. The hardbox has like new color and gloss. There is no tape or price tags and no tape/tag marks. All four corners are solid and there are no repairs or litho damage. The only flaws are light edge and corner wear. Classic large (24" long) SSBN kit actual fires Polaris Missiles from the hull launch tubes. Starboard hull halve hinges down to reveal full interior detail for each compartment. Highly detailed and well molded. The kit has not been started. Inside it is as it left the factory with the small parts are still sealed. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes instructions and decals in excellent condition. The Ethan Allen was the lead submarine of her class. These George Washington Class replacements had 16 tubes as before, but could carry the Polaris A-1, A-2 and A-3.

Monogram The Visible B-17G with Full Interior, 1/48, 85-5614

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Out of production. Still factory sealed. This is the second issue from 2007 - it is a reissue of the classic first issue from 1979. Very well detailed with 175 parts and molded in light gray and clear. Features clear port fuselage half that shows the interior detail of the cockpit, bomb bay, navigators station, radio operator, gunner and bombardier stations. If you do not want to use the clear fuselage, there is also a 'solid' colored port half.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet - Chrome Plated, 1/48, 219-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1968 issue of Hawk's popular 1/48 scale Thunderjet that is completely chrome plated including panel variations. The chrome is in rare "Excellent++" condition on all parts and I have protected them for shipment. Includes a large decal sheet for the colorful box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hawk Chrome Plated F-104A Starfighter USAF/Canadian/Luftwaffe, 1/48, 203-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Features markings for all three nationalities. Chrome plating in above average condition. Specifically, it would be 'excellent+ to near mint' but the right fuselage is 'very good' due to some scuffs. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Jetco Thermic 18 Glider - 13 inch Wingspan Hand-Launched

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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From the late 1940s/early 1950s. This is a solid balsa wood glider with a 13 inch wingspan. When properly built and trimmed, they are incredible performers. In a small thermal they can quickly climb to 60-70 feet or more and be out of sight quickly. The kit has not been started. It is complete with all parts and plans. The plans are complete and can be used but are brittle. The box is very poor.

KVZ Tupelev TU-2, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Ex-DDR kit, likely from the 1970s. For a KVZ kit, it is nicely molded with fine raised panel lines and 'good' detail. Features dark gloss green, gloss black, clear and white plastic, a factory sealed tube of glue, antenna line, a display stand, full decals and instructions in many languages including English. Never started and complete. KVZ manufactured kits in the former East Germany during the Cold War. Although well known for their airliners, they made some military aircraft and helicopters as well.

Supermodel Macchi C-202 Folgore - (C.202), 1/72, 10-010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Nicely molded but older kit. Contains parts and decals for any one of five different variants and real rubber tires. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Avro Vulcan, 1/96, F354

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Rare, large-scale Vulcan model from the early to mid 1960s. This issue was in a box that served four different kits. There are illustrations of the Vulcan and Valiant on one side and the Victor and Canberra on the other side. The only way to tell from the outside which kit you had is the side panel, where Frog affixed a big white stickers that says "Avro VULCAN F354." The kit has not been started. The actual aircraft has been inventoried complete with instructions and decals present. NOTE: the display stand is missing and the strip of the instructions along the bottom (probably for sending in to receiving a catalog or parts) has been cut out and is gone.

Monogram Grumman Wildcat F4F - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6798

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split at the upper left as shown. 1973 release of the famous 'Four Star' kit in the 'White Box'. Features folding wings, rotating prop and wheels.

Williams Brothers Boeing 247 - Roscoe Turner Racer or United Air Lines, 1/72, 72-247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Often called the first 'Modern Airliner,' the successful Boeing 247 was one the earliest transports with all metal construction, retractable landing gear, de-icers and controllable pitch props. Includes two types of windshields, rubber tires, optional position landing gear and struts. Has full interior detail for two ships: long-range tanks and accessories for Col. Turner's MacRobertson Race Entry, and complete passenger seat interior for United version. Colorful markings for UAL or the Racer shown on the cover. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Guillows Fokker DR-1 Triplane - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 204

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Large-scale model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric R/C with modern servos and receivers. The model has never been started but NOTE: it only includes the following: decals, full size plans with instructions, all the die-cut printwood, some (but not all) stripwood, vacuform cowl and engine halves (very neatly cut out), die-cut firewall for gas option and scale plastic wheels. There are no other parts. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Easy Built Models Fleet Canuk With Floats - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight, FF-62

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacture who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

Comet Stinson 150 Voyager Struct-O-Speed - 12 inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, 2204-50

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Purchased new in 1972 from National Hobby in Ohio. Comet would advertise that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Kit features die cut wood that is factory painted, formed and finished wheels, plastic prop, rubber motor and detailed instructions with flying tips. Complete and never started. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Revell Douglas Nike Hercules Ground-to-Air Missile, 1/40, 85-1804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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2008 reissue of the 1956 classic kit. Missiles has moving parts and snap-fit booster stage. Includes elevating launcher and crew of three. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.